Thinking About Jazz: Mary Lou Williams: 1st Lady of Jazz Keyboard

December 14, 2019 @ 1:00 pm
Westminster Presbyterian Church
400 I St SW
DC 20024

Mary Lou Williams arranged music for Ellington and Benny Goodman and mentored a generation of musicians that included Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Parker, Bud Powell and Monk; yet she is not held in the same breath by historians, musicians and fans as those she mentored.

Ellen Carter of WPFW presents a lecture on Williams’ life and legacy as part of Westminster’s “Jazz Night in D.C.” lecture series, “Thinking About Jazz.”



Jackson Sinnenberg

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Jackson Sinnenberg is an Associate Producer for SiriusXM and a freelance writer. His work has appeared in the JazzTimes. NPR Music,, the Washington City Paper and On Tap Magazine and the blog of Smithsonian Folkways Records. He previously covered the city’s music scene for WGTB, Georgetown University’s radio station, where he was a show host, writer, and columnist. He graduated from Georgetown with a bachelor’s degree in American Musical Culture. Read him at Follow him at @sinnenbergmusic.

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